Old Macdonald Golf Course, is the fourth course at Bandon Dunes, and opened for play on June 1st, 2010. Old Macdonald Golf is a tribute course to the late C.B. Macdonald, who most consider the father of modern golf in the U.S.. C.B. Macdonald had a goal to bring the top level of golf to to America, so he traveled across Great Britain and played many renowned courses in his quest. When it came to his own course designs, Macdonald used these experiences golfing abroad as “hole templates” that he found on courses in England and Scotland.
The Old Macdonald Golf Course that was designed by Tom Doak and Jim Urbina at Bandon Dunes, with direction from Mike Keiser, has incorporated the spirit of many of Macdonald’s template holes into an outstanding course that borders Pacific Dunes towards the northern end of the property.
Old Macdonald is a great golfing experience and very reminiscent of links golf you would find on the coasts of Scotland. The course itself is quite open with wide playing corridors, it is subject to wind coming in off the Oregon coastline causing the golfer’s use of creativity in shot making. It is located in Bandon, Oregon and is the fourth 18-hole golf course to open at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. The course consists of mainly flat to rolling terrain, but has many ascents and is very walkable. Because of the open vistas and elevation changes around the edges, Old Macdonald is much larger in size than any of the other courses.